This footballer’s speech about losing his wife is utterly heartbreaking

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Footballer Rio Ferdinand lost his wife Rebecca to breast cancer in 2015. She was 34 years old.

Now, two years later, Ferdinand has explored his own grieving process in the BBC documentary Being Mum and Dad.

A clip of the documentary, which was shared on the BBC One Facebook page on Monday, has been viewed over 21 million times.

Being Mum and Dad aired on Tuesday night in the UK. The one-hour documentary saw Ferdinand meeting a group of widowed fathers, exploring the stereotypes that surround male grief, and describing how he coped with looking after his three children after his wife had passed away. Read more…

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